Last week my country was rocked by the news that four people were killed on an amusement park ride on the Gold Coast. A week earlier we heard about a tragic situation whereby a Sydney man gassed his home, poisoning himself, his wife, his two children, and the family dog. Further afield, a pastor I have… Continue reading Grief is inevitable, but we have hope
Who am I? What should I do with my life? Am I living up to my full potential? Should I be doing more? Should I be doing less? What are my talents, and what should I make of them? Am I channelling my energies in the right direction? Am I doing what God wants me… Continue reading Who am I and where am I going?
Let’s just say it’s been one of those days. And for me, I think the best thing to do right now is to dwell on some poetry that speaks to my heart. In The Message I’ve just found a paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm, which brings comfort to my weary soul… “God, my shepherd! I don’t need a… Continue reading Comfort for the weary
My phone company recently offered to upgrade my plan, which involved sending me a new device. I now have a smartphone, which works beautifully. I’ve been spending a lot of time with it in fact, quite bedazzled by its features. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, I’ve been spending less time with God during the past week. I’ve felt… Continue reading Cracked-open idols
Freedom. When this word comes to mind I think of running – almost flying – through wide, open spaces of green, skirts twirling, laughing voices ringing through the crisp air. I think of Mel Gibson’s heroic scene in Braveheart, and what a riveting thing it is to see a man fight wildly, passionately… Freedom is always fought for. It can be a battle… Continue reading Freedom – really?